For most pupils, making the move from the International Transition Class (ISK) to further education is a big and exciting step that does not always go as smoothly as it could. To make this step is less intimidating and more successful, practical training is now more frequently offered to give pupils a chance to prepare themselves for the transition.
The VMBO stageboek is a handy workbook that pupils can use to get the most out of a practical training week at their new (vocational) secondary school. It guides them through the preparation for the week, and during the week itself they work through the ten chapters to evaluate their first impression, their teacher and homework, among other things.
The book contains assignments that encourage pupils to reflect on how the secondary school works so that they can get off to a good start at their new school after finishing ISK.